Senile entropion. Pathogenesis and treatment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978 Oct;96(10):1883-5. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060387019.


Lower lid entropion is owing to a defect of the lower eyelid retractors that causes attenuation of the aponeurosis. Twelve patients with lower lid entropion underwent surgery in which a procedure that reapproximates normal lower lid anatomy was used. There were two recurrences of the entropion condition in the twelve patients.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Entropion / pathology
  • Entropion / surgery*
  • Eyelids
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscles / anatomy & histology
  • Muscles / pathology